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Top 10 Most Corrupt African Countries in 2024

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2023 sheds light on the pervasive corruption issue globally and across Africa. This index evaluates 180 countries and territories based on perceived levels of corruption in the public sector, using a scale from 0 to 100.

The findings reveal that over two-thirds of countries score below 50 out of 100 on the CPI, indicating widespread corruption problems. The global average remains stagnant at 43, with many nations showing little to no improvement or even experiencing a decline over the past decade. Alarmingly, 23 countries recorded their lowest scores this year.

François Valérian, Chair of Transparency International, emphasised the need for robust justice systems to combat corruption effectively. He stressed the importance of investing in and ensuring the independence of institutions that uphold the law and fight against corruption to end impunity.

Here are the top 10 African countries with high levels of corruption heading into 2024, according to Transparency International’s CPI:

  1. Somalia – CPI: 11, Global Rank: 180th
  2. South Sudan – CPI: 13, Global Rank: 177th
  3. Equatorial Guinea – CPI: 17, Global Rank: 172nd
  4. Libya – CPI: 18, Global Rank: 170th
  5. Sudan – CPI: 20, Global Rank: 162nd
  6. Democratic Republic of Congo – CPI: 20, Global Rank: 162nd
  7. Comoros – CPI: 20, Global Rank: 162nd
  8. Chad – CPI: 20, Global Rank: 162nd
  9. Burundi – CPI: 20, Global Rank: 162nd
  10. Eritrea – CPI: 21, Global Rank: 161st

These countries face significant challenges in combating corruption, hindering their progress and development efforts. Addressing corruption is crucial for promoting transparency, improving public services, and fostering economic growth across the continent.

Source: https://tradingeconomics.com/country-list/corruption-rank?continent=africa

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